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Table 3 Low back pain (LBP)

From: The effect of low back pain and neck-shoulder stiffness on health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional population-based study

  Men (n = 426) Women (n = 696) P value
LBP prevalence, n (%)a 192 (45.1) 320 (46.0) 0.805
VAS of LBPb 31.0 ± 21.1 31.6 ± 19.8 0.530
LBP symptom frequency, n (%)
 Daily 58 (13.6) 93 (13.4)  
 4–5 days/week 18 (4.2) 37 (5.3)  
 2–3 days/week 46 (10.8) 92 (13.2)  
 Less than 1/week 70 (16.4) 98 (14.1)  
Symptoms medically assessed, n (%) 65 (15.3) 102 (14.7) 0.697
  1. aSubjects who experienced LBP at least once in the 3 months prior to assessment. bVisual analog scale (VAS) results, shown as mean ± SD